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Letting Love Win: Coping with Fear, Anger, Grief and Despair in the Wake of Tragedy

Letting Love Win: Coping with Fear, Anger, Grief and Despair in the Wake of Tragedy

  It can be so hard to find love in our hearts, to imagine peace, to practice compassion, to have faith in a benevolent universe after terrible things happen. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It is a tirade of emotions that follow a tragic event.  Grief, anger and a host of emotions emerge.  What we need to remember is these emotions are natural The natural range of emotions vary but for the most part their is a universal pattern.  We should in a healthy way embrace these emotions and realize they are a natural reaction to loss.  Grief is

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Grief Counseling After a Traumatic Event.

Grief Counseling After a Traumatic Event.

  The morning after the deadly Boston Marathon explosions, Joyce Maguire Pavao called local hospitals and the Red Cross, rushing to find victims. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: It is truly a sad day for all of America.   When you look at 3 dead and 100+ wounded, those numbers are lying.   There are 1,000′s that are suffering.   They are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD.   When experiencing a horrific situation like the one our nation just suffered, grief and bereavement can set in quickly, leaving us depressed and sad.   Some might not be able to get the

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Certification in Grief Counseling: TREASURED MEMORIES STORED FOR GRIEVING PARENTS

Certification in Grief Counseling: TREASURED MEMORIES STORED FOR GRIEVING PARENTS

  PARENTS mourning the loss of a child will be given more support to help preserve their precious memories after staff at P&G (Procter & Gamble) in North Tyneside, backed a charity with a donation of more than £5,000.  Kirsty… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a good way to commemorate the loss of a loved one.  It allows us to adapt to the loss while also honoring the love of the one lost.  If you are interested in learning more about grief counseling, then please click here A certification in grief counseling is offered to qualified professionals

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Education Program in Grief Counseling: Outcry as grief lumped in with depression

Education Program in Grief Counseling: Outcry as grief lumped in with depression

Grief is set to be confused with depressive illness in new guidelines for mental disorders. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Ideas of grief being pathological have long passed away, but recent manuals on disorders are starting to lump the two together.  This is alarming and incorrect because grief is a natural reaction.  Depression is a form of complicated grief not normal grief.  If you are interested in learning more about grief counseling then please click here If you would like to learn more, then please review our Education Program in Grief Counseling.  The program consists of key core courses

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Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief Counseling Program Can Help

Grief is a universal emotion that dominates all human beings. Whenever loss occurs, change occurs, and with change comes grief. Grief counselors attempt to help people adapt to this change due to a loss or a death. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A video presentation on Grief Counseling by the American Academy of Grief Counseling. This video has a lot of excellent information on dealing with death and dying.   It is encouraged for all to view it.  Learn more about grief and counseling programs. The grief counseling program at AIHCP encourages qualified professionals to take up the study of

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Bereavement Counseling Training: End-of-Life Care

Bereavement Counseling Training: End-of-Life Care

  My father-in-law is dying. While his physician has known this for a while, the two have yet to engage in a meaningful conversation about end-of-life care. Their situation is not unique, but it can be rectified. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Excellent Article! The author is correct, there is little “talk” around end of life care and issues. We would think that with the Patient Self-Determination act in place..long ago, that we would have transcended our fears of discussing death and dying with patients. We have a long way to go. If you have an interest in grief

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Better End of Life Decisions Come From Better Communication

Grief Counseling: End of Life Decisions End of Life decisions are best made well before the final moments.  Health care professionals who are better equipped with knowledge in handling these situations can serve the entirety of their patients better.   The needs of the patient and suggestions of the caregiver should be an open mutual forum between each other and the suggestions of other family members.  Communication is the key. Joan Teno of CNN offers her ideas on the subject in her article, “Give Patients End of Life Options” The urban dictionary defines “cheech” as a verb used among physicians in

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Grief Sometimes Leaves Little Time For Funeral and Post Death Planning

Grief Sometimes Leaves Little Time For Funeral and Post Death Planning

Planning Ahead Can Help One During Grieving Period After The Death Of A Loved One We all like to pretend death will not happen to us or a loved one but it is inevitable.  By accepting this and enjoying the time we have, we can better be prepared for when that grieving period does come.  We can also be better prepared for all the financial and social stress that follows in the wake of a lost loved one. NPR writes about this in the article, ‘From Grief Comes A Mission To Make Estate Planning Less Daunting” Estate planning may seem

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Grief Counseling Certification Program: Sunday Grief–New Book

Grief Counseling Certification Program: Sunday Grief–New Book

Grief Counseling Certification Program: Grief and God While grief and the existence of God seems like a contradiction to most, spirituality finds God as a source of consolation to that grief.  God is not the source of grief but sin is.  Like Job, we must understand that God does not wish this upon us but only hopes to carry us.  In this we must submit ourselves. Renee Sunday, M.D has just authored a new book on grief.  “Sunday Grief” looks at the inevitable reality of death but offers consolation through the way of God.  If you are interested in reviewing

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Dealing with Grief? Try These Foods.

Dealing with Grief?  Try These Foods.

Dealing with grief can be a tough time.   Grief counseling can only help you so much.   The rest has to come from within.   You need the strength to deal with your emotions and carry on with your life.    Lucky for us all there are foods that can help deal with grief and depression.   Fresh and healthy foods have been found to lift our spirits and allow us the strength to continue our lives.   For the full list of healthy foods that help fight depression please continue reading on below. By Corrie Pikul From Huffington Post Eat These Foods When Dealing